Sure, while the baby is still, well, a baby, they decorate shelves and get tucked in corners of the nursery. But once that kid is mobile, those little plushies are free game. One or two become favorites and get taken to college (if not first falling ill with Velveteen Rabbit syndrome). What about the rest?
Dust collectors. Asthma aggravators. Tossed in the yardsale pile or shoved in the attic never to be seen again.
Before I had children, I thought that smooshy yellow duck was the cutest little gift. Now, through mommy-eyes, I see them for what they really are: dust-collecting space wasters.
But, I can't bear to part with them. I keep thinking that in 10 years they'll remember and request a cetain one and I'll have to admit that I threw it away. For now, they're restricted to designated baskets in their rooms- and frequently washed.
I can tell you, now that I'm a parent, it would have to be one exceptionally cute
What do YOU do with them?